Film buffs, listen up: Audi may have given away a big spoiler to the plot of the upcoming fourth Avengers instalment, Avengers: Endgame.
Spoiler alert: if you’re invested in Marvel’s ongoing cinematic tales of suspense, what follows might be breaking news of an entirely different nature to what you’d ordinarily find on a motoring website… read on with caution!
During CES 2019 last week, Audi ran a VR installation with a programmed ‘experience’ for visitors to indulge in from the back of its new all-electric E-tron SUV. Spoiler herewith – the title of the experience? ‘Marvel’s Avengers: Rocket’s Rescue Run’.
Here’s the deal. As of the end of last year’s cliffhanger-riddled ‘Avengers: Inifinity War’, the armoured Avenger, Iron Man, AKA Tony Stark – regular on-screen driver of Audi cars – is stuck on a baron planet with no hope of getting back to Earth.
A great deal of speculation has surrounded how he is to be rescued and, indeed, who might rescue him. Given the title of Audi’s VR game at CES, Guardian of the Galaxy, Rocket Racoon, is now a solid front-runner. The game allowed participants to pilot a ship ‘playing’ Rocket, all within E-tron-powered Audi comfort.
Of course, Marvel’s writers and the directors of the latest Avengers movies are famous for their misdirection and blatant lies to protect plot secrets. This could well be yet another bit of misdirection. We wonder if they had to give ‘Rocket’s Rescue Run’ the sign-off…
Avengers: Endgame will be Robert Downey Jr’s tenth appearance as Tony Stark and, you guessed it, he’ll be driving an Audi E-tron GT. The electric-powered concept is a preview of a future Tesla-fighter; a car entirely befitting Stark’s ‘futurist’ nickname from the comics.
Marvel’s super-powered cinematic universe launched over ten years ago, with the release of the first ‘Iron Man’ and is to date comprised of 20 films. Three more are due for release this year, including Avengers: Endgame.
Since the start of the franchise, the armoured Avenger and Audi have been almost inseparable. Tony Stark’s wheels of choice have almost always been Audis, with the first being the first-generation R8.
It’s surely a sign of the times that even Stark is now going electric with the E-tron.
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